Welcome to the
Automated People Movers (APM)
Standards Committee web site.
The APM Standards Committee is an
within the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of the American
Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). ASCE is an American National
Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited Standards Development Organization (SDO).
purpose of the Automated People Movers Standards Committee is to develop
Standards for automated people movers. These Standards establish the
minimum set of requirements necessary to achieve an acceptable level of
safety and performance for an APM system.
The APM Standards Committee
developed and maintains the Standards following a
consensus process and rules administered by the ASCE Codes and Standards
Committee (CSC) in conformance with ANSI rules for standards. The consensus
process requires balloting by a balanced committee of individuals representing APM consumers, producers, general interest, and regulators.
Membership information can be found under the "Members" link.
These Standards are published as ASCE 21.
Automated People Mover Standards, ANSI/ASCE/T&DI 21-13, establishes the minimum requirements necessary to achieve an acceptable level of safety and performance for an automated people mover (APM) system. An APM is defined as a guided transit mode that is fully automated, featuring vehicles that operate on guideways with exclusive right-of-way. This Standard covers design, construction, operation, and maintenance of APM systems.
This fully updated revision consolidates all four parts of ASCE 21 that previously were published separately. Topics include: operating environment; safety requirements; system dependability; automatic train control; audio and visual communications; vehicles; propulsion and braking; electrical equipment; stations; guideways; security; emergency preparedness; verification and demonstration; operations, maintenance, and training; and operational monitoring. One mandatory annex covers requirements for system safety programs. Non mandatory annexes include a bibliography, recommended practice for acceptance of an APM system application; inspection and test guidelines; and recommended practice for working safely near APM systems.
This Standard may be used in a safety certification process. It will be helpful to anyone who owns, operates, maintains designs, test, insures, oversees, or certifies APMs. It will also be valuable to transportation engineers, safety engineers, and contractors for APM systems or other innovative technology transit systems
The latest ASCE21-13 APM standards can be purchased here : ASCE 21-13 (embedded link is http://www.asce.org/Product.aspx?ID=2147487569&ProductID=188348169 )